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Batty Hole Farm

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Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "A delightful and well appointed cottage set in the midst of some truly stunning countryside."

    There is so much to see and do in the area that a visitor will never be bored whatever the weather. The only slight downfall is the state of the road over the last 100 metres or so. Thank you Jean for the very tasty tomatoes.

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Aug 2023

  • "Excellent facilities felt very comfortable the owners were very friendly and helpful."

    Good place to stay and holiday in the area

    Thank you for your feedback you all made the most of the county side even thought the weather was not always good Thank you for staying with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2023

  • "This was our second stay at Batty Hole Farm."

    It is a lovely spacious property in a very peaceful setting. We highly recommend staying here. Lots of walks in the surrounding area as well as being close to transport links to larger cities. We saw baby pheasants and baby bunnies as well as lambs and calves. Eating breakfast outside in such lovely surroundings was such a treat. The people in Lancashire are very friendly and I met many interesting people on my morning walks. We went to Manchester and York and many other places locally. Lovely weather for two weeks. We were very sad to leave and head back to reality. Very friendly hosts and dog too.

    Thank you for your feed back we very much appreciate it. you had good weather so you could enjoy the surrounding country side. This was your second visit and we hope too see you again. many thanks Jean Property Owner

    Reviewed by Winifred5.0May 2023

  • "The property owners are really friendly and had ensured that everything was just right for our arrival - the cake and milk was really appreciated."

    The property had everything you could think of for a lovely long weekend away with the girls and we didn't want to leave!

    Thank you for your lovely feedback It is nice to know that everything was to your liking . Thank you for staying with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Mar 2023

  • "Batty Hole Farm is without doubt the best holiday accommodation that we have ever stayed in in the UK."

    It is 5 star + in every respect and we found it to offer excellent value for money and will definitely book it again when re-visiting the area. We received the warmest welcome from Jean & Barry who are both super hosts. Nothing was too much trouble as they go the extra mile in every respect. Russell, Moraig & Nathan, Argyll, Scotland.

    Thankyou for your lovely feedback it was great to meet you all and glad you found our accommodation so comfortable. We do hope you visit us again when you are next in the area Many thanks Jean and Barry Property Owner

    Reviewed by Russell5.0Jan 2023

  • "Fantastic stay even stayed extra night I cannot find a fault in this property ..."

    Fantastic stay even stayed extra night I cannot find a fault in this property the owners were very polite helpfull I cannot think of a thing to improve on here had a great Xmas stay with loads of room

    Reviewed by John5.0Dec 2022

  • "A delightful and very comfortable property and one that we will hope to return."

    You do not have to travel far to appreciate the landscape and rich heritage of the area, whilst the local walks (The Burnley and Bronte Ways, respectively) are literally on the door step, and Widdup Moor is only a couple of miles away. Also close by is the Cliviger Gorge with access to Todmorden and Hebden Bridge. A great local walk will take you from nearby Worsthorne across the moors to Howarth with a lunch time stop en route at the Pack Horse

    Thank you for your great feedback ,it was lovely to see you all again and pleased to know you will return. Glad you appreciated all our many walks in the area it is a walkers paradise. Thanks once again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Oct 2022

  • "There is so much to say about this cottage I hardly know where to start."

    We arrived here after a week in a Sykes cottage in Sussex. When Jean (the very friendly owner) saw how much stuff we had brought with us I think she was horrified! She had thoughtfully supplied everything we could need but we told her we had not had a good experience at the previous cottage so we were bringing everything with us!! There was milk, bread, homegrown tomatoes and a lovely cake provided. So thoughtful. The cottage is exactly as it is described but actually even better than the photos show. Everything is of a very high standard and very warm and welcoming. The area is very picturesque and lots of walking without having to use the car. Do try the cafe at HAPPA. Food was amazing. We would have loved to have stayed longer and felt sad to leave. We highly recommend a stay in this beautiful cottage. People are very friendly in this area too. Jean and Barry and Flossie are wonderful hosts.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We enjoyed having you all to stay with us. The comment about HAPPA will be passed on. Hope you enjoy the rest of your trip, thank you for staying with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Winifred5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had the best week away here!"

    Jean and Barry were the most wonderful hosts and made us feel so welcome. We arrived to a clean, cosy and beautiful cottage which was well equipped with everything we needed and more! Jean left us some fresh eggs, butter, bread and milk in the kitchen to welcome us which was so sweet! During our stay we visited lots of local areas which were beautiful, many of them recommended by Barry! And HAPPA was just up the road which was a lovely place to visit. In the evenings we sat out in the garden by the fish pond watching the sunset from behind the cliffs. Thankyou so much to you both for making us feel so welcome (and to Flossy the dog aswell for showing us so much love and coming over for a cuddle at every opportunity!) We will definitley be returning in the future for another stay with more members of the family! Take care and hope to see you all again soon x

    Thankyou for your wonderful comments. It was a real pleasure having you all to stay. We are pleased you enjoyed our local area. Also thankyou for the delicious food you made for us. We hope to see you all again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sameera5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a great stay."

    Batty Hole Farm is an awesome property in a stunning location - country walks at your door. Jean and Barry (the owners) were extremely friendly and accommodating to anything we needed or asked. Our kids had an amazing time playing in the garden and exploring the property…

    Thank you for your feedback It was lovely having you to stay with us your boys were very entertaining we enjoyed seeing then playing in the garden. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jul 2022

  • "The house is new and is finished to a high spec."

    The pictures dont do it justice. It is also very spacious and clean. I can't say enough good things about it to be honest. We've stayed at many holiday cottages and this was the best one. The host lives next door and was friendly and welcoming. The outdoor space is arranged so that there is privacy from next doors outdoor sitting area. The location is very rural, down a country lane. Our children really enjoyed HAPPA, a horse sanctuary which was a short walk from the house and has a kids playground and a cafe with some great deals. Thanks for having us!

    Thank you Ryan It was great meeting you all .We are pleased that you found the cottage comfortable .and appreciate our comments. Hope you enjoy the rest for you stay in England Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ryan5.0Jun 2022

  • "A wonderful property with very welcoming and helpful hosts."

    The property was clean, warm, and well equipped with plenty of information provided for the surrounding area.

    Thank you for your feed back we are glad you enjoyed your stay . . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a really lovely stay at Batty Hole Farm, the accommodation is lovely and owners very friendly, just wish we could have stayed longer!"

    Thank you for your kind feedback it was lovely meeting you all . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Apr 2022

  • "Amazing property, set in a wonderful location for walking and sight-seeing."

    Owners absolutely delightful and couldn’t have been more helpful. Everything you could wish for provided plus some added extra treats. Would highly recommend.

    Thank for your feedback It was nice to meet you all Thankfully the weather was good and you where able to go for a good walk Best wishes. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Juliet5.0Mar 2022

  • "A beautiful, well maintained and comfortable cottage in a lovely location."

    The cottage is situated on a farm, down a long winding track from the main road. Very peaceful. Jean and Barry, who live in the attached cottage, are the perfect hosts and even provided us with fresh eggs and a few other essentials on our arrival. The cottage itself has everything you could need for a self-catering holiday-particularly in the kitchen where we cooked several family meals. The log burner in the living area made for some cosy afternoons by the fire as the weather wasn’t on our side during our stay. The HAPPA cafe is a couple of hundred metres up the track and is well worth a visit -selling home-cooked breakfasts, meals, snacks and cakes from 11-3. All other pubs, restaurants and shops are a drive away. We would highly recommend this cottage.

    Thank you for staying with us we enjoyed your company and thank you for your feed back .It was a shame the weather was not kind to you but you did make the most of it. thanks once again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Feb 2022

  • "We had an absolutely wonderful time at the cottage."

    It has all the amenities one could want for a holiday. The hosts were very helpful and welcoming!

    Thank you for your feedback we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Dec 2021

  • "A wonderful stay in a warm, spacious, comfortable, and homely property."

    It is an amazing location with great views of Pendle from the top of the road leading to Batty Farm. The weather was wet (very wet) at times but one can hardly visit East Lancashire in late October and not expect a bit of rain. Most of the time the sun shone and we were able to enjoy the rugged scenery of the Pennine moorlands. A highlights was a day in the Forest of Bowland with a good walk at Dunsop Bridge and a delightful drive to Wyresdale Tower and back to Briercliffe via the Nick of Pendle. Some time was spent at Boundary Mills, Colne, where retail therapy was a solution to a grey day. Other delights include to stunning architecture - particularly in Colne and Burnley. It was a revisit to old haunts and we will be back to renew our memories.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2021

  • "The property was as described, it was warm and comfortable with a well equipped kitchen and Jean and Barry were very welcoming."

    The only thing that would have helped (mainly due to the wet weather) was a doormat in the porch, which we mentioned. For the smoker in the group, maybe a covered shelter out on the patio area (especially when it's raining). Didn't spend too much time in the property as it's a very good location for a base, as there is loads to see and do. Definitely would recommend and return.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Oct 2021

  • "Batty Hole farm was a magnificent cottage with every modern facility you could think of !"

    On being shown around this lovely cottage Jean gave us a welcome pack of bread, milk & butter, cake, a dozen of her own chickens fresh eggs + tomatoes straight out oh the greenhouse! This was the first time that we had been to this part of the country and there were numerous walks in the area + lots of interesting towns & villages to visit. A very enjoyable holiday in deed in a beautiful cottage & many thanks to Jean & Brian for everything!

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Oct 2021

  • "Beautiful home in a gorgeous part of the UK."

    Really friendly hosts, and so many great places to visit locally.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2021

  • "We had a great time - the cottage was fantastic, really spacious and everything we could think of had been provided."

    The location is great with fantastic scenery, we loved being on the farm and enjoyed exploring nearby, both down to the river and the horse sanctuary just up the road. There were lots of different options for days out locally - we went up Pendle Hill, saw Hardcastle Crags and Skipton Castle, and tried out the local swimming pool, inflatable park and petting zoo as well as going further afield to Blackpool.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Aug 2021

  • "Brilliant and beautiful property and very helpful owners."

    Reviewed by Becki5.0Aug 2021

  • "Jean and Barry are excellent hosts at Batty Hole Farm."

    The property is outstanding. The location is breathtaking with stunning views as far as the eye can see. The property is the best equipped out of any establishment we have stayed in. We highly recommend this property. If we could rate the property any higher we would.

    Reviewed by Pietro5.0Jul 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage in a beautiful area, close to amenities but far enough away to really feel you were really having a relaxing holiday far from everything else."

    Owners were friendly and helpful. Finished to a very high standard it was a brilliant place to stay.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jun 2021

  • "Fabulous accommodation."

    Hosts were brilliant. Would absolutely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Torq5.0Jun 2021

  • "Really enjoyed our stay!"

    Lovely clean property. Very friendly and helpful owners. Perfect place for a quiet weekend away.

    Reviewed by Zevi5.0Jun 2021

  • "Beautiful setting the cottage was really clean and spacious."

    Stayed in a lot of cottages but this one excelled in kitchen appliances and the welcome pack. Lots of wildlife in the garden to watch Plenty of outdoor seating areas .Stayed with grandchildren lots of walks from the door straight into the surrounding countryside for all of us to enjoy and a stream for paddling Plenty of areas to visit Pendle has a good sculpture trail Jean and Barry very friendly Would recommend for a relaxing break for all ages and will hopefully return

    Reviewed by Jacky5.0Jun 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite P-shaped bath, shower over, basin and WC, 2 x twin
  • Shower room with walk in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Oil-fired central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Courtyard with lawned area, enclosed pond and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 4 miles, pub 2 miles
  • Note: This property requires a Good Housekeeping Bond of £200
  • Please note: bookings should be a minimum of 3 nights
  • No stag or hen parties or similar
  • Note: This property is not suitable for fully EV car charging but are local charging up stations

The property

Sitting within an idyllic position in the civil parish of Briercliffe is this enchanting holiday cottage, Batty Hole Farm.

Perfect for a family escape to the countryside of Lancashire, this abode offers all you could need for a relaxing escape.

Step inside and discover a wonderful open-plan living space where you can enjoy unwinding after each day of adventure; take a seat in one of the plush sofas before the traditional woodburning stove and relish in a moment of tranquility.

For family time together, gather around the dining table with a homemade meal prepared in the amply-equipped farmhouse kitchen, boasting both a dishwasher and a washing machine to assist you on your week-long stay.

The beauty of the property continues up on the first floor where three inviting bedrooms await; take your pick from a master king-size with its very own en-suite bathroom or two twins served by the family shower room, each room flaunting elegance and a homely charm.

Begin your days sat out in your very own private courtyard while your little ones observe the wonders of the pond before venturing out to explore your surroundings.

The local area boasts lush scenery and plenty of bridle ways for walking and cycling; take a stroll along the Thursden Brook before heading out in the car to the nearby town of Burnley where you can find a variety of shops to pick up any breakfast essentials as well as a range of pubs and restaurants to take your pick from.

The Hare and Hounds at Briercliffe serves food and has a good choice of beers as well as The Pack Horse on Widdop Moor being not too far away and serves good food as well.

Burnley is home to two golf courses as well as Nelson has a golf course which is only a short distance from the cottage.

A short walk from the cottage takes you to a lovely pony sanctuary where you can spend time time with the horses as well as enjoying some home-cooked food at the cafe.

Venture into the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to discover all kinds of wonders amongst walking and cycling routes as well as opportunities for wildlife watching and stargazing.

Closer to the cottage you can find Pendle Hill, best known for the Pendle witch trials of 1612, here you can discover some of the best views over Lancashire.

Take a trip to The National Trust managed Gawthorpe Hall in the nearby town of Padiham and Towneley Hall Museum and Park for a great day out.

The cottage is within easy reach of Hebden Bridge, Haworth and Skipton where you can discover even more adventure.

Batty Hole Farm is a superb choice for an escape to Lancashire.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Clitheroe ; 10 miles; Haworth 17 miles; Skipton 19 miles; Manchester 28 miles.

The market town of Burnley is situated close to Pendle Hill, a popular place for walkers, which was notorious for the Pendle Witches and the trials of 1612 in Lancaster. It is within reach of the Forest of Bowland, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The National Trust managed Gawthorpe Hall is in the nearby town of Padiham, Towneley Hall Museum and Park are close by or you may wish to explore the town’s waterways with a walk or boat trip along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. The Singing Ringing Tree Panopticon is only 5 minutes drive away on the nearby moors. The market towns of Clitheroe in the Ribble Valley are nearby, and Haworth which was made famous by the Bronte sisters. The award winning Woodland Spa and Bertrams Restaurant are only 2.7 miles away where you can relax and sooth those aching muscles after walking and enjoy excellent fare. The Kettledrum Inn Cliviger and the Hare and Hounds at Briercliffe are good eating places nearby but it is always best to book before to avoid disappointment. The Shimla and Aroma Indian Restaurants in town can all be recommended and there is the Beijing Cantonese Restaurant at Clowbridge.

Please note: bookings should be a minimum of 3 nights. No stag or hen parties or similar.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter